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Old 01-03-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Kansas City area’s ‘boutique’ gasoline is no longer so special - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/31/3346907/kc-areas-boutique-gasoline-is.html - broken link)

Ten years ago the Kansas City area switched to a special blend of gasoline in the summer to battle smog.The “boutique gas,” experts said, would slash harmful vapors wafting into the air. And it wouldn’t cost much more.Wrong on both counts. The boutique blend didn’t come close to cleaning our air as much as promised. We’re again teetering on the brink of violating air-quality laws.And it has cost area drivers, The Star has determined, at least $150 million more than the average cost of conventional gasoline we were using. Based on price figures from the last six years, the period made available to The Star by the Oil Price Information Service, that’s an average of 10 cents a gallon more.

Read more here: Kansas City area’s ‘boutique’ gasoline is no longer so special - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/31/3346907/kc-areas-boutique-gasoline-is.html#storylink=cpy - broken link)

No refunds either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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So it got better using oxygenated fuel but your city is still suffering from to much smog.

and your complaining about the fuel?
Think of how much worse the air quality would be if you were still using conventional fuel.

Maybe your city has to take a better look at the local industry and or crack down on vehicles that are out of tune or worn out.

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Kansas City area’s ‘boutique’ gasoline is no longer so special - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/31/3346907/kc-areas-boutique-gasoline-is.html - broken link)

Ten years ago the Kansas City area switched to a special blend of gasoline in the summer to battle smog.The “boutique gas,” experts said, would slash harmful vapors wafting into the air. And it wouldn’t cost much more.Wrong on both counts. The boutique blend didn’t come close to cleaning our air as much as promised. We’re again teetering on the brink of violating air-quality laws.And it has cost area drivers, The Star has determined, at least $150 million more than the average cost of conventional gasoline we were using. Based on price figures from the last six years, the period made available to The Star by the Oil Price Information Service, that’s an average of 10 cents a gallon more.

Read more here: Kansas City area’s ‘boutique’ gasoline is no longer so special - KansasCity.com (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/31/3346907/kc-areas-boutique-gasoline-is.html#storylink=cpy - broken link)

No refunds either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kansas City can start by just installing the recycling systems on pumps that keep both excess fuel and fumes from going into the environment (like St Louis has). It would have cost a lot less than 150 million and done a lot more. Adding crap to the fuel which probably only reduces gas mileage and lowers life expectancies of engine parts (like that E85 crap which is also replacing oxygen producing forests with corn farms across the world at an alarming rate) seems like a bad idea that just sounds good politically.

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